Border battle: Supreme Court to examine Arizona law
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:16
- Date Apr 23, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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Welcome back it is a battle of government might the case of Arizona vs United States of America heads to the Supreme Court this Wednesday over.
Who holds the power to take on illegal immigration so what can we expect.
Fox News legal eagle Peter Johnson junior joins us live -- you there's a lot of line let's hope for LA I very administration has got to hope he does a better job this time that he did last yet.
The solicitor general did not -- great -- list but you can have a bad day arguing and have argued a lot of cases their bad days but I think he really had a really bad day and then was not too too impressive.
Same people mr.
Clements -- -- really added again.
Government against the state of Arizona -- whether the controversial law.
That allows police officers in Arizona.
When there is reasonable suspicion to determine whether someone or not is legal or illegal in this country.
And other things with regard to working -- -- what we -- in the past is a 53.
Vote by the latest State Supreme Court Elena Kagan stepping out of that case as she will in this case the newest liberal member of the court.
In that case Arizona was allowed to revoke.
Of businesses that were using illegal.
You know aliens for -- -- what Arizona is saying listen we got a crime wave.
Taxes are too high.
The hospitals are are are overtaxed.
The jails are are are are brimming -- the posting signs.
That basically Arizona's a dangerous place public warning travel not recommended human smuggling area.
Visitors may encounter armed criminals and smuggling vehicles traveling.
At -- great to speed.
Federal government what are you doing -- -- -- we just want to enforce your laws have slowly.
If Peter you brought up an interest -- point Elena Kagan who has taken her just off this case rights and she's not gonna be voting.
It could wind up being a tie so if it's a tie.
What happened there's a possibility.
That if there was a four to four decision able to talk more about this Wednesday when it goes through each and every one of these judges.
-- a very graphic way.
That the decision of the US Circuit Court of Appeals that struck down for provisions of SB 1070 for it it will stand.
And so they will be out and Arizona will not be able to.
Immigrants in his state of Arizona or if there's a car stop to say listen -- you really a citizen.
Of these united states -- went -- showing me a draft card.
From a central or south American country or from Bulgaria.
Or from Fiji or something like that.
And they show that to police officer they say oh yeah he is is my day.
Shouldn't there be in my view the right to inquire further and say listen.
I wasn't aware here that do you know the Bulgarian the draft card was it was evidence of of -- be able to drive a car here gap in the United States maybe you don't.
Belong here so what about Arizona's is -- what about -- Safeway card from Albania.
It will not work -- certain network at vons Robertson as a kind of those places Fareed he's keeping an eye on what's going on we're gonna follow up this industry.
It is indeed an important for every state -- lot of states are looking at this Peter Johnson thank you very much feel -- tomorrow.